Nathan Kostechko + Joshua Spencer
Two Sides To Every Story
One Night Only: September 19, 7-10PM
Slow Culture is proud to present “Two Sides to Every Story”, a collaboration of two mediums between artist, Nathan Kostechko, and photographer, Joshua Spencer. Working within the idea that a single subject can be perceived and interpreted in an infinite amount of ways, Kostechko and Spencer now bring their perspectives to the forefront. These paintings and photographs tell a story of letting go. They confront us with the truth that there is always two sides to every story; yours and theirs. Of how previous struggles with trying to understand the motivations of other’s actions, in the end, are bound to drive you crazy. It is said that if you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever. Kostechko and Spencer subscribe to this theory, they suggest, let it go. And this show is our ticket to watch it all unfold.
About Nathan Kostechko:
Nathan Kostechko was born and bred in San Clemente, CA where he was first introduced to art as a child. In 2002, Kostechko began learning to tattoo in a local street shop, where his career as a tattooer and artist would ultimately begin. After spending many years traveling all over the world he has now made Los Angeles his home. Throughout his travels, Kostechko was exposed to countless different styles of tattooing which he adapted and molded into his own. Kostechko is sought out for his original works which have been published in books, magazines and zines. If he isn't tattooing, he is painting, drawing, or traveling, but always seeking new inspiration and experiences whether on or off the road.
About Joshua Spencer
Joshua Spencer lives to capture moments. Born in Los Angeles and raised in San Clemente, he began shooting skate videos around the age of 13. As a teenager, he started experimenting with different formats and discovered black & white film. Attracted to the timeless quality of black and white, he began studying old Magnum photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson. He strives to get his subjects comfortable in front of the camera, which can sometimes be a balancing act that requires psychological warfare and Robin’s "Dancing on My Own" at full volume. Spencer primarily works in fashion, portraits and editorial.